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Developing Middle Leaders

Developing Middle Leaders in Secondary Schools
School Improvement Liverpool offers a wide range of in school support, CPD and training sessions, as well as a wealth of networks and professional associations to support the development of middle leaders. 

The Role of the Middle Leader

This session ends with Middle Leaders assessing their confidence in the different aspects of the role.

The session is followed up by a range of sessions which middle leaders can opt into thus providing bespoke support according to need.
Examples of follow up sessions include:
  • Using data effectively
  • Managing Quality Assurance
  • Lesson observations and learning walks
  • Leading the Learning and Developing the Team
  • Having the difficult conversation

“I just wanted to say thank you for providing the middle leader training on Tuesday evening and throughout the year.  SLT were all delighted with the result. Middle leaders were talking about data-driven intervention specific to their departments and as part of their departmental development plans; they were sharing ideas and beginning to think about their monitoring. They seem a different group to a year ago!” 

Middle Leader Support & Challenge

This package usually spans sessions over several days and takes the form of a series of one to one sessions with Middle Leaders covering current performance of the subject, evaluation and development planning and quality assurance processes.

The process is planned in consultation with school leaders to ensure current priorities are addressed.

Additonal Consultancy

The Secondary team can offer a wide range of bespoke in-school consultancy for subject leaders, departments or post holders on a range of issues.

The team specioalises in Post 16, Curriculum, English, Maths and Science

Pupil Premium Forum

‘Our section 5 inspection reports will focus much more sharply on how well schools are using their Pupil Premium money. Where we find funding isn’t being spent effectively on improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils, we will be clear in our criticism. It is vital that schools get this right.’  Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector

Liverpool schools have used a range of ways to support pupils through pupil premium funding.

This new forum will bring together staff with the responsibility for managing the Pupil Premium Funding and measuring its impact in order to share best practice.

Core Subject Leader Meetings

Core Subject Leader Meetings are termly meetings providing the latest information about the best practice in English, Mathematics and Science; accompanied by high quality guidance materials, engaging resources with opportunities to share good local practice as well as new ideas.

Meetings develop effective subject leadership includes:
  • Curriculum and pedagogical development
  • Data analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Leading change

Subject Networks

The secondary team, in partnership with accredited practitioners in the subject area, support Middle Leaders through additional networks. 

Networks provide subject specific updates on key information, the opportunity to share effective practice and discuss the implications of local and national developments and, where relevant, agree a collective response. Many of the networks have had recent input from Lead HMI in the subject area.

Examples of topics raised by networks include:
  • Effective learning and teaching strategies to raise attainment
  • Changes to specifications
  • The use of data to target intervention
  • Resources
  • The role of the subject linked to progression opportunities
  • Moderation of teacher assessments
Consultancy and in school support: £500 per day. 

Networks and Associations: starting at just £50 a session, individual network costs are detailed on the training site.
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